MOCA continues cyber defence probe

February 26, 2021

The Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Agency (MOCA) says that in its ongoing review of the security of the Government's systems and networks, including the JamCOVID platform, cyber investigators have observed persistent attempts to gain unauthorised access.

In light of this, MOCA says it will continue to undertake measures to further bolster cyber defence and strengthen the security of the systems.

It also encouraged persons with information that may assist in its investigations to contact the agency at cyberlab@moca.gov.jm or by calling 876-906-3887.

Just yesterday, in another stunning development, the JAMCOVID-19 website was found to be publicly revealing personal information associated with over half-million quarantine orders issued by the Ministry of Health and Wellness.

Discovery of this latest lapse comes as the Office of the Prime Minister said it has enlisted foreign investigators to assist the criminal probe into the alleged breach of the $57-million website, which the Amber Group developed and gave to the Government for free last year.

Quarantine orders are issued by the ministry, mandating travellers to stay at a designated location for 14 days to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

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